EPL Cup Final: Flames have one hand on trophy

Guildford Flames’ boss Paul Dixon wants his team to stay focused as they head into Thursday’s EPL Cup final second leg at Peterborough Phantoms.

Flames produced a dominant display on home ice on Wednesday to record a 9-1 victory and Dixon is keen to see them finish the job tonight (face-off 8.00pm).

“We wouldn’t have even dreamed that we would be able to get that margin of victory over a team who has beaten us three times over five previous meetings this season,” said Dixon.

“They have a terrific team and it is just bad luck for them to have one of those nights in an advanced round trophy competition.

“We played very well, and were very assertive, but we are not eight goals better than them by any stretch.

“I knew we were hungry for a win, and getting a bit of an upper hand going back to Peterborough for the second leg was our objective, but to be able to go in with this kind of cushion is far more than we could have ever hoped.

“We just need to be sensible and ensure we take the game like we are starting 0-0, play hard from start to finish to put in a strong effort to try and see this thing out.”

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